An example of a vegetable is someone with a brain injury that cannot live without life support.
An example of a vegetable is spinach.
An example of vegetable is a soup made primarily with vegetables, “vegetable soup.”
The vegetable kingdom.
Origin of vegetable
- From Middle English living and growing as plants do from Old French from Medieval Latin vegetābilis from Late Latin enlivening from Latin vegetāre to enliven from vegetus lively from vegēre to be lively weg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition